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After you have rolled the credits of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a whole new world of exploration opens up for you in the end game. One of the very first tasks that lies before you is searching for a series of missing plates you will need later in the game to summon the Lunar Pokémon. Cresselia is a guardian of one of these plates, but to get it, you’ll have to capture her first! Here’s what you need to do


How to find Cresselia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus


  • After the main story concludes, speak with Cogita at her home in the Ancient Retreat. After a quick chat, she will give you a few tasks. One of which is called Research Task 23: The Plate of Moonview Arena.
  • Head over to Coronet Highlands and head North to the Moonview Arena.
  • In the Arena, you’ll find Cresselia. However, she’ll have a strange aurora around her that causes you to become confused and invert your movement. Keep you distance and when he shield drops, toss a Pokémon her way to start the battle.



How to catch Cresselia in Pokémon Legends: Arceus


Cresselia is pretty easy to capture in an Ultra Ball. Just knock her health down and toss a few balls. Before you know it, Crisselia will be yours, along with the Dread Plate, which you’ll need later if you want to capture Giratina and eventually Arceus itself.


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